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California Notebooks Vol. 02 – eBook (EN/ITA)

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Happy News! California Notebooks vol.02 is now available on Amazon in the e-book vrs. “The poetic desert trip continues toward unusual places and new destinations… Poetry is the magic bus that takes us to beauty, to the invisible geography of the spirit.” The volume is compiled of 100 poems in bilingual format (EN/ITA). Cost $ 8.99

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Buone Nuove! Il secondo volume dei California Notebooks (Quaderni Californiani) è ora disponibile nel formato e-book. “Continua il viaggio poetico verso luoghi inusuali e nuove tappe… La poesia è l’omnibus che ci porta alla bellezza, all’invisibile, una geografia dello spirito.” Il volume comprende 100 poesie in formato bilingue (ING/ITA) e costa  5.99 euro.

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Have a nice weekend! Che sia un buon fine settimana! Anna

Thirteen Ways Of Looking At a Poem – 8

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some dreams are infinite it takes
but a few words to evoke those
emotions are a whole sea of waves
useless to separate them to make
some sense just a few words
can take you to sea free the page
among waves and winds
keep poetry minimal
so the reader can fly

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Thirteen Ways Of Looking At a Poem – 7

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some people sit and read
the program but do not pay
attention to the music or the tempo
they do not single out instruments
they need punctuation in poetry
prose in the shape of a column

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Tra un singulto… video

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A short video (1’02”) of a poem read at the Festival of Literature of Arcore while I was presenting my book “Imputami il peccato di voler sopravvivere”. The book is in Italian only and can be found on Amazon.

Ecco un breve video (1’02”) di una poesia estrapolato dalla presentazione del libro “Imputami il peccato di voler sopravvivere” al Festival della Letteratura di Arcore il 17 Aprile 2016.

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Il libro, scritto solo in italiano, è in vendita nelle migliori librerie come online. E’ stato pubblicato nel 2013.

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Human Mandala (IT/EN)

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Here is the video of me reading an unpublished poem I dedicated to “The Human Mandala”, that took place on June 26th 2016, during the Picnic Reale in Monza Park, Italy, where I did a presentation of my book CALIFORNIA NOTEBOOKS hosted by Virginia e Co. bookstore. You can read the translated text below.

Ecco il video della lettura di un mio testo inedito che ho dedicato allo “Human Mandala”,  condotto da Paola Campese, durante il Picnic Reale a Monza il 26 giugno 2016. La libreria Virginia e Co. di Monza ha organizzato una presentazione del mio libro “California Notebooks”, al termine della quale ho letto l’inedito che qui vi presento.

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la mia figura
si illumina di poesia
è un altro tipo di sorriso

una formula elementare
di essere nell’uno
universale

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my figure is lit by
poetry from within it’s
a different kind

of smile an elementary
formula to be
in the universal one

Adding Notes

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I didn’t dislike
school most days

yet I was anxious
each day to go home
and have lunch while

reading – to then take a small
break after the meal under
the sun on the balcony –

reading again underlining
my dreams to come
adding notes to my

future days

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A Writer’s Staccato

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she had wished she could go back to the places

where she spent the night while dreaming.

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she got up to drink lots of water and opened the curtains.

later she was sitting outdoors

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writing, after she had read from her fourth book

that morning, that’s what she considers a lucky day.

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enough peace and time to sip nectar

from the books lined up for her.

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she was staring at her left thumb nail.

a bit uneven as always. wondering how

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and passing her middle finger back and forth on it.

lots of ideas to put down on paper.

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she sniffed the air and opened a bit her mouth

while curling up the tip of the nose

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to trap the scents in.

she had learned that from cats.

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her friend was laying on his side

relaxing in the sun slightly breathing.

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crises passed now. he really didn’t like her

gardening attempt and her watering all around.

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it looked as total relaxation. yet both had attentive

ears to the sounds around. nature yes

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and someone adding sounds of car doors

slammed back and forth and motors.

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starting to pull them away. to their own homes

after they had bought some groceries nearby.

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she glanced at her nail once again. worried.

if she’d got up again she may lose concentration.

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he could have gotten nervous by her restlessness

in spite of the beautiful day. humans.

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he may lose his patience. as if

reading her mind he got up

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to lay a bit further away to leave

her space. or to spy her better

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from under his lowered eyelids.

she was very good at making

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excuses to herself quite often.

her full potential scared her.

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so she used to heed to emotions.

to create pitfalls. that’s it.

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she started her first line. this time

inspiring the lemons’ scents in.

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lulled by the birds singing through the air.

no one needed to read it anyway.

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later she would go wash her car with her own

hands and file straight that nail.

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This piece, originally published in 2013 under the name of “Ray’s Day”, was dedicated to Raymond Carver.

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Stillness From California Notebooks 2015

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I notice the silence

not anymore the chirping
or the chatter of the wind

I notice the hummingbird
trying stillness by furious

flapping I stop engaging
myself I let go of my eyes

frantic grasping of letters
on a page putting the book

where it was letting
my head down as

beheaded falling

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Grateful For 2014, grasp the best of today!

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I wish to express my up most gratitude to all of you for the appreciation shown in 2014 and to wish to each one of you to grasp the best of today, and tomorrow, when it comes, I’ll do the same. This is how I’ve learned to wish you a Happy 2015. Life is one step at a time, day by day we ought to count our blessings. Today I’ve you, thank you.

Hoping to have you here in the days to come.

Below is a collection of the poems you liked the most this past year. I though you may like to read them again, when you got the time, or to notice one you may have missed. Enjoy them!

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compare love
to water
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in its many manifesting
ways
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solid and fluid
misty and evaporating
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going up and coming down
never ceasing existing
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always present
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one form or
another

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https://annamosca.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/california-notebooks-2014/

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wishing for one more
soundless day
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swimming quietly
at the bottom of
a sea of written words
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– squealing and chirping
if any outside
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the time held
between night
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and day between
sleep and awakening

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it is so
that every morning
I go about pressing the foot
on the same path that’s how
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habits are formed good ones
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I’ve learned in between
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steps to make treasure of
observation new revelations
as they come blossoms
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in presence

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https://annamosca.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/california-notebooks-january-2014-10/

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California Notebooks, 2014

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when I thought
I could not discern
or love life

lost in fog right
and left I discover
only later I was

riding a beautiful
cloud from within
going places

unseen directed by
a master pilot an active
radar inside me

at constant war
lighting thunder
and bolts with mind

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California Notebooks, 2014

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my favorite occupation
has been that of
listening to silence

to give shapes
to music singing
with my hands

on top of the colors
that lay already there
to tiptoe in-love

slowing down
my responses
to evade darkness

into the beauty held
inside as the harmony
viable all around

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California Notebooks, 2014

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what makes
the difference
between a word
and a scream

the curiosity
of seeing behind
past knowledge

to have the gaze
of who had never been
troubled by notions

foggy clouds
of opinions to be
carried away

swiftly over
the land disappearing
now light as dust

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California Notebooks, 2014

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odors and perfumes
how do we discern them

can we possibly ignore
the power held by this
one sense we ought to be

in wonder a complex gift
bestowed freely on us

what would be the
best smell for you

just before dying
to make the severing
less difficult

freshly mowed grass

citruses blossoms tall
waves of the sea the
skin of your beloved

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Up in Smoke, July 2013

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the tiniest ant I ever laid

eyes on keeps on getting

my attention as

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I read this book from

the 50s  entrenched with

interesting words

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not used anymore

I take notes, a letter

at a time while she keeps

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on moving up and down

around the page – slightly

scared if I happen to move

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the more engaged if I lay still

or stop reading and turn

golden eyes to her

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the tiniest ever so fast so

busy I’ll guess

she’s from the 50s too

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quickly coming and going

she seems to exists cause

I’m looking at her though

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she was before

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